This course is designed to help develop and apply the analytical skills needed by public managers to a number of topical issues. The content of this course is therefore intended to “practicalize” the students' theoretical knowledge. The delivery method will be primarily through guest lectures, field trips and case analysis. The main emphasis of this course will be on contemporary controversies and themes. These will be related to a settled body of ideas and concepts that comprise the core of the discipline. This course is intended to act as a capstone for all students doing studies in Public Sector Management and its topical content will change from year to year.